The Guernsey Football Association is pleased to announce that there are 23 teams taking part in the 2016 BWCI Mini Soccer Festival over the weekend of 23rd and 24th July. The teams include 6 Professional UK Academy teams plus a further 6 teams from outside of Guernsey, including for the first time, Guildford City FC.
The full list of entries is:
Bodyline St Martins Braunton FC
Bristol City Reds Bristol City Academy Robins
Everton FC Academy Fulham Academy
Grouville Guernsey FA Aztec Foundation Academy Lions
Guernsey Rangers Red Guernsey FA Aztec Foundation Academy Tigers
Guernsey Rangers Black Guernsey Rovers
Guildford City FC Northerners AC
Rihoy North Southampton FC
Saints FC St Brelade
St Martins St Pauls
St Peter UCF Sylvans
With entries for the Festival now confirmed as being 23, the 2016 Festival will see a change in the Festival format.
The format for the 2016 edition of the Festival will therefore be to have two groups, with one having 12 teams and the second group having 11 teams. The top four from each group will then progress to the Quarter-Finals of the BWCI Shield. The remaining teams placed fifth to eighth in each group will then progress to the Plate quarter-finals.